Centre stage in the lobby of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is a pohon pule tree with sunlight streaming through its branches. This sacred Balinese tree – also known as a blackboard tree – grows through an opening in the ceiling and sets the tone for the rest of the hotel – a blend of modern luxury, heritage and spirituality. The added bonus is the vibrant beachfront neighbourhood and dining scene right on the doorstep. If you’re looking for a Bali hotel, and specifically where to stay in Seminyak, check out some of this property’s key features below.
Where to stay in Seminyak, Bali
This is the first Hotel Indigo in a resort location, and a personalised and unique boutique hotel style is carefully woven into this resort. So, the 270 spacious rooms are all designed using a mix of locally influenced aesthetics and motifs with a modern twist.
The guest rooms include comfy bedding, daybeds and spa-inspired bathrooms. The latter feature golden basins that pay homage to the thousand-year-old Camplung Tanduk temple. You’ll also notice that the tiling is in a pattern inspired by Bali’s famed floral textiles.
The 19 spacious villas, meanwhile, are ideal for those seeking a more private stay. Each includes a walk-in closet, luxurious marble bathroom and large bathtub. And you can step outside for a dip in a private whirlpool and outdoor pool.
In every room, suite and villa you’ll also find a complimentary mini bar, coffee machine and even a juicer to start your day with a fresh beverage. At night, shake up a cocktail using one of the recipes and ingredient sets in your room.
A Bali hotel with eight dining options
Hotel Indigo’s eight distinctive dining venues provide plenty of choice. Pottery Cafe offers specialty coffees and freshly made pastries, while next door Makase has all-day dining. If you can already see yourself spending plenty of time by the resort’s pool, The Cave Pool Lounge has a menu of cool drinks and light bites.
As the sun sets behind the ocean, head to beachfront restaurant KIOSK or SugarSand. Serving international and izakaya-inspired menus and cocktails; or try Tree Bar, underneath the lobby, another evening hotspot that’s all about creative cocktails, some of which utilise the plants adorning the bar as ingredients. Of course, there’s also the option to organise in-room dining through Home Delivery – it’s available 24 hours a day.
Wellness offerings at Hotel Indigo
Inspired by Bali’s paddy fields, Sava Spa’s woven and rustic interiors create a cosy and calming atmosphere. There are rooms for couples or singles to book massages, body scrubs and other treatments that use local ingredients and holistic healing methods.
Hoping to keep fit while away? The resort’s wellness programmes include private boxing, yoga classes and guided runs. If you have your own routine, the 24-hour health club has plenty of equipment and space to sweat it out.
In all, it’s clear that providing a harmonious and relaxing resort stay is a priority at this hotel in Seminyak, Bali – and that’s whether you’re booking a quick trip, a longer break or a couple’s getaway. What’s more, it’s a place where you won’t feel like you’re cocooned from Bali’s local heritage or need to compromise a luxury stay by the beach.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is part of the IHG portfolio; get more details at seminyak.hotelindigo.com.
This article first appeared in the October 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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